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Super foods for breast feeding pregnant woman!

(10 Posts)
littleraysofsunshine Sun 19-May-13 22:38:17

Still feeding my dd2, and would love to know some super foods or tips!

looneytune Sun 19-May-13 22:50:23

I swear by chocolate! wink That and drinking lots of water!

ButteryJam Sun 19-May-13 23:06:11

i dont know about superfoods but ive been told fenugreek (in tablets or tea format or even soaked in water overnight) is very good to help produce milk. There is an earth mama tea for breastfeeding mums which may be worth a try too.

nannyl Mon 20-May-13 08:16:02

fennel tea
there is a tea called "mothers milk" or something. (google it)
oats are said to be good too, so porridge / flap jack (yes you can legitimately eat flap jack)

but to be honest a healthy diet, eating as much as your body tells you, and lots of fluids should be more than adequate smile

dinkystinky Mon 20-May-13 08:19:40

Houmous and pitta bread - protein and carbs will give you slow release energy - and handy one handed eating food.

Fennel tea also good for supply - I have heard similar about fenugreek (but much stronger taste).

Keep fluids up and eat a healthy diet and basically that's all really.

Teaandflapjacks Mon 20-May-13 08:50:35

Another shout for fennel tea - they drink it by the bucket load in germany (I cant stand it!). Be a bit careful with peppermint tea - they tell you here this helps to dry your milk up when you want to stop bfing - I have no idea if this is true though.

littleraysofsunshine Sat 25-May-13 22:34:33

Is fennel tea ok in pregnancy then?

devonsmummy Sat 25-May-13 22:42:19


PurplePoppySeed Sun 26-May-13 08:29:10

I used to drink Fennel tea every day as its good for digestion and I enjoy it, but it's a no-no in pregnancy along with almost every other herbal tea I enjoy angry

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sun 26-May-13 20:53:21

I'm in same situation and taking calcium/vit D tablets and omega 3 when I remember

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